Monday, 17 October 2011

Leaf Scorpionfish

Leaf Scorpionfish seem quite uncommon, but I think they are so well camouflaged that we just don't notice them. They are only 8-10cm long and sit quietly on the reef looking just like leaves! Their bodies are tall and slim and they sway gently in any current. They vary in colour from yellow through red to brown and black. These two shots were taken at Sipadan Island off the NE coast of Sabah, formerly Borneo and the fish were only a few metres apart - hopefully they are a pair.

1 comment:

  1. I think you're so right about the camouflage, really if you didn't know what you were looking for they just look like a piece of seaweed or something floating there.